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Film treatment v2

  1. 1. Film Treatment<br />Film Title<br />Isolation<br />Overview<br />The film shows what happens to students who bully someone and then think they can get away with it.<br />Outline<br />3 main people, all go to the same school and in the same year and are all friends (Charlie, Eddie, and Katie). All going out on a Friday night but one gets killed. We don’t know who the killer is at the beginning but we find out at the end. The film follows them through the week leading up to the Friday night where the murder happens, some events take place which lead the viewer to believe it is someone who has been excluded from the group (Jamie) when actually it is someone within the group (Eddie) who is emotionally unstable and fascinated by violence.<br />Technical Information<br />Length: 56 minutes<br />Certificate: 15<br />Location<br />Based in an estate were the 3 characters live, then in the 3 characters houses South London<br />State School in South London<br />Cast list<br /> Charlie Crooker – Victim (Male)<br />Eddie Starker – Victim (Male)<br />Katie Smith – Victim (Female)<br />Jamie Toole – Murder (Male)<br />Mr. Barnes – Teacher (Male)<br />Mrs. Crooker – Mother (Female)<br />Ally De Silva – Friend (Male)<br />-- THIS IS NOT THE FULL CASTLIST --<br />Synopsis<br />Isolation is a story based around the apparent superiority of the emotionally stable over the unstable. The story surrounds a group of friends (Charlie Crooker, Eddie Starker, Katie Smith), who expel a boy (Jamie Toole) from their circle of friendship. The film is set in a non-chronological order, it begins with the three of them preparing for a night out. Whilst they are getting ready, they are each playing the same song, which further reinforces their reputation as close friends; there is a noise in the background, which provokes each of them to turn around to assess the situation. At this point the film cuts back to earlier in the week and all the friends are at school chatting about the Friday night ahead. At this point, Jamie walks past and Eddie starts to poke fun at him, tormenting him for the way he looks, Jamie tries to ignore him but Eddie wont let him past. Eddie starts to get more and more aggressive as Jamie ignores his quips. Eddie lets him walk past but spits on his back, Katie is laughing in the background but Charlie appears disheartened by Eddie’s behavior towards Jamie. The bell goes and the next scene is in a classroom where Charlie and Jamie are in the same row of seats, Charlie makes an attempt to reconcile with Jamie, but Jamie sees him as ringleader to the whole thing and refuses his apology.<br />The film then cuts to the end of the day and Eddie and Charlie are walking back, Katie is in a detention for a missing piece of homework for a Media Studies teacher, Eddie turns to Charlie and asks him whether he has a lighter, Charlie does and hands it to Eddie, Eddie then pulls out a joint and proceeds to light it, he takes a few drags and then attempts to hand it to Charlie, he refuses and Charlie starts to talk to Eddie about the incident that lunchtime. Charlie sees his actions as unacceptable but Eddie disagrees and proceeds to remind him of what Jamie did to them, just as Eddie is about to reveal, the boys walk out into the road as a car pulls into that road, the car nearly hits them and starts to honk at the boys. The boy’s turn and start to hurl abuse at the driver of the flash Mercedes, the driver gets out of the car and the boys start to run off, still hurling abuse. The camera follows them down the road and around the corner where they enter their estate. They say their goodbyes and each turn into their individual houses.<br />Charlie enters his house, and his mum is there. She asks him how his day was and he says it was as always- just school. He enters the kitchen whilst maintaining a conversation with his mum; he cuts some bread and puts it in the toaster. He then tells her about the exchange between Eddie and Jamie and he seems rather worried, there is a moment of sensitivity but that is quickly forgotten when he hears the sound of the toaster popping up, he grabs the toast and runs upstairs to his room where he starts to play loud music.<br />The film lingers on Charlie, intersected with scenes with Katie, Eddie and Jamie. Charlie is falling asleep and then there is the sound of the school bell, and it cuts to the front gates of the school, Charlie meets his friend Ally, who offers him a cigarette, Charlie accepts and they stand outside the gates smoking. Ally invites Charlie to his party on the Friday but says that he “cant bring that wasteman friend of his Eddie” Charlie says “what you don’t like Ed?” Ally says “Nah I hate him bruv, he f*****d my girl last month”, “Can you bring Katie as well? She’s seeexyyyy!” Charlie considers the offer and decides to change his current plans of going out with Eddie and Katie. When Charlie tells them, Eddie is angered by Charlie’s sudden decision to change his plans and is exclusion from the party, and refuses to talk to them for the rest of the day. The film then picks on Eddie for the middle section<br />And follows Eddie throughout the day. He avoids Charlie and Katie and decides instead to brood on his own, feeling sorry for himself. The day ends and Eddie is walking home on his own smoking a joint again, this is significant because the continual use of weed has created weed psychosis in his head, he then starts to become paranoid and goes home to research violent crimes- his interest. It then cuts to Ally and his mates, who are waiting at the gates, smoking cigarettes, Jamie walks past and Ally and his mates mug him for his phone and money. The film then follows Jamie on his way home, he gets home and runs upstairs, and he puts on a sad song and works himself up into a rage. The next day Charlie and Katie are at school waiting for Eddie but he doesn’t show up and Katie and Charlie start to speculate on his whereabouts. The film cuts to Ally and his mates who are waiting in an alley way, talking and generally being mischievous and the camera goes to a long shot and two feet appear and a chain drops down and drags along the floor- you hear Ally shout: “What the f**k do you want? Come back for more yeah!?” then the screen turns black and you hear screams and shouts. There is a time lapse and it is then night and there is the same establishing shot as in the beginning and the same music is paying, the same scene plays out but this time it is revealed that Eddie is the murderer and he uses a chain to kill Charlie, the same chain he used to kill Alley and his friends. Eddie is breathing heavily and covered in Charlie’s blood. You can hear Katie ringing the doorbell and Eddie runs downstairs and opens the door. It cuts to outside the house and you see Katie step back, gasp, say “You?” then she clasps her hand to her mouth and you hear her say “NOOO!!” then the bike chain gets swung again and then it cuts to a black screen.<br />-- THE END --<br />Estimated Budget<br />£2.5 Million<br />